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Foundation: 2005

Mission: Higher education, research and artistic development work, dissemination and innovation. We have condensed these objectives into this motto, which we have adopted: We will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Vision: To be a driving force for knowledge development and changeThe University of Stavanger will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change.


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeNORDIC COUNTRIESOECDNorway
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 671st406th53rd603rd19th
Arts and Humanities 525th319th44th487th10th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 922nd601st77th844th22nd
Business, Management and Accounting 524th244th36th421st6th
Chemistry 650th378th45th569th9th
Computer Science 578th322nd41st477th8th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 218th89th11th158th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 355th176th24th290th5th
Energy 408th179th24th297th5th
Engineering 602nd370th53rd505th13th
Environmental Science 494th300th52nd406th16th
Mathematics 522nd297th36th424th8th
Medicine 752nd461st68th702nd17th
Physics and Astronomy 655th407th44th581st9th
Psychology 667th370th57th629th14th
Social Sciences 508th244th33rd433rd6th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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